DPA Awards Banquet and 40-Year Anniversary Gala 5/4

Delaware Press Association Awards Banquet

Please join Delaware Press Association at the University & Whist Club, 805 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE, on May 4 for the 2017 Delaware Press Association Awards Banquet and 40-Year-Anniversary Gala, with favors for all and a special presentation from Rob Tornoe. Bring a guest or two to help us honor those who entered the DPA Communications Contests this year – professional communicators and high school journalists alike – and to enjoy the display of the award-winning contest entries.


5:30 p.m. Social Hour with Cash Bar & Awards Display; Tête-à-Tête with Rob Tornoe
6:30 p.m. Dinner, Speaker, and Awards Presentation. Certificates will be presented to the contest award winners and $500 in cash prizes will be given to the contest sweepstakes winners.

Speaker: Rob Tornoe, Writer/Editor/Cartoonist, The Philadelphia Inquirer
DPA Awards Banquet speaker

Several years ago when featured in the quarterly DPA newsletter, cartoonist Rob Tornoe described himself as “an equal-opportunity offender” when it came to political cartoons.

We recently asked Rob – now also a writer and editor: Is there a serious side to being a cartoonist?  How does someone create a cartoon one day and a hard-news story the next day? And what can we learn about versatility and relevance in an ever-changing world of news media and social media.

Regional and national figures have been depicted in Rob’s many cartoons over the years, and he continues to thrive as a cartoonist, writer, and editor with Philly.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer. We will see some of Rob’s favorite cartoons – some famous, some infamous – and get a current take on today’s media landscape from someone in the media, who also covers the media.


From Pennsylvania Avenue (Route 52) heading north out of Wilmington, turn left on Broom Street or, if driving south from Route 141, turn right on Broom. Landmark: Church of the Holy City at SW corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Broom Street. In two to three blocks (you will pass Padua School on your right), watch on your right for the stone pillars on either side of the driveway into the University & Whist grounds immediately as you cross Ninth Street.

Parking Information

There is a parking lot at the club (to the left and to the rear of the building), as well as free on-street parking on adjacent streets should the lot be full. For a small fee, valet parking is available at the front door, and there is a handicap access ramp into the club from the parking area at the rear of the building.


Mixed Baby Greens / Scarlet Orange Vinaigrette
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Prosciutto & Mozzarella, Rosemary Demi-Glace
Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes  •  Asparagus
Lemon Sorbet with Fresh Raspberries
French Roast Coffee & Select Teas


Please reserve your seat by Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Reservations: Click Here

For More Information: Katherine Ward:  302-655-2175